Yesterday for a prayer and invitation at the end of service we did “Jesus loves me.” The guitar part was Ben’s arrangement. Lucky for me, I had a great young violinist (Delaney) playing with me, so I could just sit back and let her do the heavy lifting.
This week my house flooded, I had a cold, and we rescued a few animals (including a very cute racoon)… the point being we didn’t have time to work out the parts for the song much. We emailed our thoughts, played it twice in practice and away we went. As it turned out we could have used some more verses. We worked up 4 variations, but people kept coming up so we played probably 8 or 9 verses. I even tagged it to end one time and then up came another person so I wrapped back around. Delaney never missed a beat. She’s got a great combination of formal training and being able to play on the fly and I think she’s going to make much great music in the years to come.